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Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery

See the specialists who treat such conditions as brain aneurysm, brain tumor, and other related neurosurgical disorders.

Skull Base Center Physicians


Mark B. Eisenberg, MD Mark B. Eisenberg, MD
Director, Skull Base Center
Chief, Neurosurgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Great Neck Office: (516) 773-7737
Lynbrook Office: (516) 876-7150
Boockvar_John John A. Boockvar, MD
Director, Brain Tumor Center, Lenox Hill Hospital
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, (MEETH)
Director, Center for Pituitary Surgery, New York Head and Neck Institute
Director, Acoustic Neuroma Program, New York Head and Neck Institute
Professor of Neurosurgery
Manhattan Office: (212) 434-3900
Peter Costantino, MD, FACS

Peter Costantino, MD, FACS
Senior Vice President, Head & Neck Surgery Service Line
Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery
NYHNI at Lenox Hill Hospital-MEETH
Manhattan Office: (212) 787-4379

 Amir Dedashti Amir R. Dehdashti, MD, FACS
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Research
North Shore University Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Manhasset Office: (516) 562-3026
Douglas K. Frank, MD, FACS

Douglas Keith Frank, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Co-Director, The Center for Head and Neck Oncology
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology and Molecular Medicine
New Hyde Park Office: (718) 470-7552


Robert G. Kerr, MD, PhD, FRCPSC Robert G. Kerr, MD, PhD, FRCPSC
Attending Neurosurgeon
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Huntington Office: (631) 351-4840
Greenalawn Office: (631) 351-4840
Benjamin Eli Saltman, MD Benjamin Eli Saltman, MD
Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
New Hyde Park Office: (718) 470-7550
B. Todd Schaeffer, MD, FACS

B. Todd Schaeffer, MD, FACS
Associate Chair, Department of Otolaryngology and
Communicative Disorders,
North Shore University Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Lake Success Office: (516) 775-2800

Michael Schulder, MD

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS
Vice Chair and Residency Program Director, Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Center
Co-Director, Center for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
Vice Chair and Professor, Neurosurgery
Lake Success Office: (516) 941-1260


Justin Michael Thomas, MD Justin Michael Thomas, MD
Attending Neurosurgeon
Southside Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Bay Shore Office:  (631) 591-7470


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